Let’s Elevate the Teaching Profession

Let’s Elevate the Teaching Profession

As a 4th/5th grade teacher, I read a lot of middle-grades literature. I have noticed that it is not uncommon for the villain of the story to be a mean teacher or a teacher who doesn’t really understand or appreciate children. Of course, as Mrs. Granger from...
It’s Time to Stop Pretending!

It’s Time to Stop Pretending!

Thanks, Scott McLeod for starting this challenge: When it comes to education, what are 5 things that we have to stop pretending? Post on your blog, tag 5 others, and share using the #makeschooldifferent hashtag. Feel free to also put the URL of your post in the...

Is Being a Reader Genetic?

One of the best parts of learning in community is the spontaneous discussions. Yesterday, we wondered if being a reader is something we inherit from our parents through genetics. Since I have some strong ideas, myself, about how we become readers, I recorded the...

School or Learning?

It’s been such a long time since I have blogged here. There’s no time. I’m too busy planning, teaching, grading, blogging on my classroom blogs, responding to student blogs, and the email….don’t even get me started on the burden of the...